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Corporate Finance and Investment (DLMBCFIE)

Module Title: Corporate Finance and Investment

Module No.:

DLMBCFIE

Semester / Term:

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Duration:

Minimum of 1 Semester

Module Type(s):

Wahlpflicht

Regularly offered in:

WS, SS

Workload: 300 h

Credit Points: 10

Admission Requirements:

None

Language of Instruction:

Englisch

Contributing Courses to Module:

Workload:

Self-study: 180 h
Self-examination: 60 h
Tutorials: 60 h

Course Coordinator(s) / Tutor(s):

Please see the current list of tutors on the Learning Management System.

Module Director:

Prof. Dr. Jessica Hastenteufel

References to Other Programs:

• Master of Business Administration (MBA-60/90)
• Master General Management (GM-120)

References to Other Modules in the Program:

• Corporate Finance

Qualification and Educational Objectives of the Module:

Students will become acquainted with methods of issuing corporate debt and equity securities, and understand the role of financial intermediates. They will develop an understanding of dividend policy and corporate capital structure in perfect markets vis-à-vis imperfect markets. Students will learn how to apply the tools for valuing different kinds of debt and options, and be able to discuss, mergers, takeovers and the role of different parties involved in the transaction process.
Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the theoretical constructs of investments and portfolio analysis and learn to apply the modern portfolio theory and the theory of capital markets to practical questions of investment decisions. They will be able to discuss the conflicting priorities between the normative theoretical approach of portfolio selection and equilibrium asset pricing on the one hand, and the practical application of investment decisions, such as stock picking and technical analysis on the other hand. They will become acquainted with, and learn to apply, the tools of researching and analyzing investment vehicles used in the context of asset pricing and asset allocation decisions.

Course Content of the Module:

• Financing decisions and issuing securities
• Debt financing and leasing
• Options and futures
• Takeovers, corporate control, and governance
• Unsolved issues and the future of finance
• Introduction to investment analysis and portfolio management
• Portfolio selection and the optimum portfolio
• The equilibrium in capital markets and asset pricing models
• Analysis and management of securities
• Evaluation of the investment performance

Teaching Methods:

See the contributing course outline(s)

Literature:

See the contributing course outline(s)

Percentage of the Module Grade Relative to the Final Grade for the Program:

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Prerequisites to Qualify for Assessment:

Assessment:

See course outline(s)

Exam, 180 minutes (100%)